738 20 J - Justice for Children
TEACHING METHOD: CLIENT REPRESENTATION, SIMULATION & DISCUSSION
Third-year students certified as legal interns by the Ohio Supreme Court represent clients under faculty supervision in a variety of proceedings implicating the rights of children. These may include abuse and neglect, custody, delinquency, status offense, judicial bypass and termination of parental rights cases. Students work with clients at all stages of the representation and participate in pretrial hearings and at trial. The classroom component of the course provides students with an opportunity to learn a number of lawyering skills within a substantive context while developing an approach to the thoughtful and ethical practice of law. Students also discuss their pending cases in class, which creates additional opportunities for exploring strategic and ethical issues. This course is required for students who seek the certificate in Children Studies.
Students enrolling in the Justice for Children Practicum will be expected to attend one Saturday class session. (In the Fall 2008, that class session will be held on Saturday, August 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided.) Please note that the last 3 classes of the semester will be cancelled to make up for the Saturday training.
- METHOD OF EVALUATION: PERFORMANCE ON SIMULATIONS, ON CLASS ASSIGNMENTS, IN CLASS DISCUSSIONS, AND IN ROLE AS LEGAL INTERN.
- LIMITED ENROLLMENT
The course materials listed above are for informational purposes only and should not be considered final. Students must check with the Registrar for a current list of closed courses.